On tap at Kitchen & Beer Bar, ‘sumptuous’ bourbon-barreled KBS stout variant lets sharp cinnamon spicing penetrate cocoa-nibbed vanilla and chocolate sweetness. Mellow bourbon warmth seeps into molasses-sugared chocolate syruping coating cinnamon-spiced vanilla, toasted coconut-almond conflux, mild coffee sway and dried cherry tartness.
Awesome bourbon vanilla-sweetened espresso variant on KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) retains frothily creamed coffee tone as dark chocolate syruping comes aboard to placate latent rummy boozing.
Standard leafy hop-oiled orange spicing and sweet Vienna malting stay subtle above toasty bread crust bottom, picking up wispy caramelized apple-cherry snips.
Well integrated milk-sugared coffee, cocoa nibs and vanilla adjuncts rise above citric-spiced hop astringency. Mocha vanilla luster gains marshmallow, cream soda, white chocolate, creme de cocoa, Belgian-dipped cappuccino and hazelnut iced coffee sweetness.
On tap at Beef Trust, decadent Kentucky Breakfast Stout offshoot regales richly fudged brown chocolate syruping and milk-sugared coffee tones to secure rummy maple-sapped bourbon oak-barreled sweetness. Creamy mocha fudging gains dried fruited spurt, espresso snip and cocoa nip for complex full-bodied tenacity.
Tart agave-limed cocktail uniquely aged in tequila barrels. Tangy lemon lime-salted Margarita appeal is fascinating. Moderately acidic oaken cherry and tannic white grape esters settle deep beneath sea-salted lime juicing.
On tap at Plank Pizza, crisply clean hopped-up India Pale Lager relies on floral-bound tropicalia to carry the load above musky wheat-dried grassiness. Spoiled lemony grapefruit-orange souring and salty herbal retreat try confronting tangy tangerine-pineapple-mango tropicalia, but its sweet side wins out.
On tap at The Oath, wondrous ‘alchemy of wood and hops’ leaves initial caramelized bourbon vanilla sweetness upon sharp IPA fruiting, resinous pine lacquer, charred oak tannins and rosy floral aromatics. Boozy whiskey, sherry and cedar-chipped rum tones provide lightly lingered alcohol burn to bourbon-soaked orange peel, pineapple, peach, cherry and red grape tang as well as tertiary molasses-sapped coconut, marshmallow and pecan snips.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, crisply clean ‘classic’ golden lager merges floral-cologned lemondrop tartness with maize-dried musk, corn-sugared sweetness and doughy malts. Spicy lemon zest briskly spritzes up the mild citric-grained finish.
On tap at Shepherd & Knucklehead – Haledon, mild coffee roast, bittersweet dark chocolate smokiness and subtle Canadian maple syruping given light cave-aged bourbon barrel influence for soothingly rich Imperial Stout. Vanilla-sugared mocha finish gains oats-dried cola, walnut and Brazil nut illusions.
On tap at Growler & Gill, relaxing bourbon-barreled malt liquor contrasts maple-sugared corn sweetness against oaken vanilla-tinged whiskey dryness. Caramelized bourbon continuance gains firm footing as mild brandy snip sweetens the back end.
On tap at Taphouse 15, distinct soft-tongued gose brings watermelon-candied juiciness to the fore like no other beer before it. Light lemonade pucker resides directly behind lingering sea-salted watermelon taffy tartness. A sweet ‘n sour moderation that’s a Jolly Rancher alternative.